Storage of Dry Goods

Rice, pasta and flour are dry goods that spoil in humid environments. Storage containers such as zip-lock bags, screw-top cans, hard plastic containers or bottles are preferred containers when storing dry goods indefinitely.

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Food & Cooking
Storage of Dry Goods

Do crackers spoil?

Yes if left in open they absorb moisture,lose flavour and crispness

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How do you store a beurre blanc sauce?

keep it covered and a cool place, even the refrigerator. When you want to reuse warm up slowly.

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Baking
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Baker's Yeast

How do you store instant yeast?

in the freezer for max life (in an airproof container, like a ziplock bag), or in the fridge if you will use it in the next year.

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DIY Projects

How do you dry butter beans for storage?

we should dry butter beans by keeping it under the sun

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How long do spring roll skins last?

I used to buy them from an Oriental Market when I lived in California. I was told from the store owner that they had a shelf live of 7-10 yrs. (His wife said "they last forever")

I would assume in either case this was the unopened bag. They would need to be refrigerated and used soon after opening them.

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Spaghetti

How long will uncooked spaghetti noodles last in an air tight container?

Forever or until it gets wet.

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Legumes

How long do dried beans last?

In a waterproof container up to 2 years.

If stored hermetically sealed and in the absence of oxygen, they can last even longer. See Related Links.

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Examples of semi-perishable foods?

Examples of semi perishable foods

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Nuts
Storage of Dry Goods

Do sliced sliced almonds go bad?

yes

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Food Safety
Storage of Dry Goods

Is it safe to eat expired canned food?

In most cases no. Canned food usually has a shelf life of 2 years and it's best to dispose of such foodstuffs. Also beware of any damaged cans or ones that have a bulge in them. These are certain signs of contamination and should be disposed of quickly and without question.

When manufacturers produce a product they put an expiration date on it. This does not mean the food is not good after that date because there is a large safety factor added to the expiry date so the food is still good. The message on the container usually says something like "Best if used before 2/2/2009". Although the food is still good, the longer it stays on the shelf the more likely the flavor and taste will diminish. As the post above indicates, if there is visible damage to the can such as bulging it is probably contaminated with a gas generating microorganism and should be discarded without opening.

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Coffee
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How does freeze-dried coffee differ from standard instant coffee?

There are two main ways of producing instant coffee - freeze drying and spray drying.

In freeze-drying, brewed coffee is frozen into granules, which are then placed in vacuum chamber, where the water sublimates (evaporates w/o liquifaction).

In spray-drying, brewed coffee is sprayed in tower and dried by hot air in the matter of seconds.

Freeze dried instant coffee advantage: higher quality product, better preserved flavor.

Spray dried instant coffee advantages: faster and cheaper.

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How does mahila bachat gat works?

A Mahila Bachat Gat is a public services project that promotes the economic well being of women in India. These centers offer workshops, lectures, training, and market space at no cost for women to gain skills and sell handmade products.

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Storage of Dry Goods

Can you freeze raw peanuts?

Yes you can, but it would make little difference to just refrigerating them. The reason is because peanuts are high in fats, and fats cannot freeze. Meaning, what is limiting the storage ability of raw peanuts is the oxidation on the unsaturated fats. Freezing will slow it down, but refrigerating will still give you about 9 months.

If you want long term storage, I would consider putting them in a vacuum pack along with a couple 2000cc oxygen and moisture absorbers.

For even longer term storage, put some dry ice in a brown paper bag and put it in a food grade bucket. Next, put your raw peanuts over the top of them along with a couple 2000cc oxygen and moisture absorbers. lay the lid over the top, and when you think all of the dry ice is gone, then just press the lid on firmly. If you see budges, then just lift one corner to let the excess out. This method should give you 2 to 3 years of storage.

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What is an example of rancidity?

For example degradation -by the oxidation of fats, fatty acids, and edible oils- of lard, butter, saussage, etc.

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Nuts
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Do frozen walnuts need to be thawed out?

no.

nuts don't really freeze like other foods.

If they are frozen and your using them in recipes it wont change anything but if your eating them it might make your teeth cold!:)

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Pasta

What is the storage life of dry pasta?

It can be stored on the shelf in an airtight container in a dry area that is not exposed to extreme temperatures. Dried pasta can be stored indefinitely and still be safe to eat but the USDA recommends storing dried pasta for no more than two years to obtain the best quality.

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Cooking Techniques
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Biggest, Strongest, Fastest and Other Extremes

What paper wrap is strongest?

paper macshe
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Storage of Dry Goods

Will cheese slices spoil in refrigerator?

Slices tend to dry out faster than cheese blocks- be sure they are tightly wrapped with plastic wrap. Eventually they get hard and not fit to eat- they do not exactly spoil to the point that they would make you sick to eat.

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Biology
Storage of Fruits and Vegetables
Storage of Dry Goods

Methods to prevent rancidity?

1.By adding anti-oxidants.

2.Vacuum pacikng.

3.Replacing air by nitrogen.

4.Refrigeration of the food-stuff.

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Sugar and Sweeteners

What is the shelf life of sugar?

Sugar, properly stored, has an indefinite shelf life because it does not support microbial growth.

If kept in an airtight container, a year may be good for the home storage.

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How do you store breadcrumbs?

you make breadcumbs the usual way you make them and then you must put them in a superbly airtight container thus keeping the container in a cool and dry place where it willl last for up to 2 months. or you could put it into a deepfreezer at at least 15 or lower for up to six months.

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Is it safe to store food near mothballs?

Absolutely not!

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Refrigerators

Can you put canned food in the fridge unopened?

If you plan to use the canned food to make something that should remain cold, pre-chilling it in the fridge is a good idea; for instance, tuna for tuna sandwiches or canned fruit to use in gelatin desserts or canned cranberry sauce to serve with turkey.

Long term refrigerated storage might not a good idea since the high moisture of a refrigerator could cause the cans to rust.

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Sunflowers

What makes sunflower seeds to smell and taste like paint?

Sunflower seed oil is used to make fine art paint.

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Storage of Dry Goods
Pasta

How long do foods such as pasta dried beans and rice last?

Brown and white rices store very differently. Brown rice is only expected to store for 6 months under average conditions. This is because of the essential fatty acids in brown rice. These oils quickly go rancid as they oxidize. It will store much longer if refrigerated. White rice has the outer shell removed along with those fats. Because of this, white rice isn't nearly as good for you, but will store longer. Hermetically sealed in the absence of oxygen, plan on a storage life for white rice of 8-10 years at a stable temperature of 70 degrees F. It should keep proportionately longer if stored at cooler temperatures. Stored in the absence of oxygen, brown rice will last longer than if it was stored in air. Plan on 1 to 2 years. It is very important to store brown rice as cool as possible, for if you can get the temperature down another ten degrees, it will double the storage life again.

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